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Apple, mall developers and the driver responsible for destroying the Apple Derby Street store in Hingham, Massachusetts are suing a coalition of victims, everyone says that was not done enough to prevent the incident.
One person died and 19 were injured in an incident on November 21 when Bradley Rain crashed his SUV into a shop window. Rein has since maintained that it was an accident and Tim Cook visited the victims.
According to the Boston Herald, an unspecified number of victims have sued Apple and other companies. Sheff & Cook's lawyer, Doug Chef, told reporters that he was representing “several” victims.
“Our experts tell us that this disaster was 100% preventable,” Chef said. “They just needed to put some barriers or poles between the parking lot traffic, which was busy over the holidays, and the public.”
The driver jumped the curb and drove about 30 feet from the road to the Apple Store. It is not clear how fast the driver was traveling, and he claimed that his foot got stuck on the gas pedal, causing the accident.
Claiming that “storefront accidents happen thousands of times a year,” Scheff said that 46% of them resulted in injuries and 8% in deaths.
“We want to fix an existing bug,” Sheff continued. Instead of suing for any specific amount, he said that the victims “would like to see more clarification on such security devices and, of course, that these families are whole.”
Neither Apple nor WS Development has commented on the situation.